SHILLINGTON, Pa. (WHTM) — Mechanicsburg field hockey has done something no other team in Wildcat history has done before. After defeating Villa Maria Academy 1-0 on Wednesday in the state semifinals, Mechanicsburg has punched their ticket to the PIAA Class 2A championship game.

No other team in the history of Mechanicsburg athletics has ever made a state championship appearance in a bracketed tournament format, according to the school’s athletic department. The Wildcats have had multiple PIAA state champions in events like cross country and bowling. However, those are sports don’t require a bracket to qualify for the finals.

It’s a minor distinction, but Mechanicsburg field hockey marks the first team to run through a state championship bracket and compete for a PIAA state title.

The Wildcats and Hurricanes were scoreless throughout the entire game until three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter when Cam Standish buried a shot right in front of the cage to send Mechanicsburg to the finals.

The Wildcats will now face a familiar foe, Palmyra. It will be the fourth meeting between the Mid Penn Conference rivals this season.